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Puerto Rican linguists visit Professor Armstrong's Caribbean Spanishes and Creoles class

Puerto Rican linguists visit Professor Armstrong's Caribbean Spanishes and Creoles class | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Professors Marcos Rohena-Madrazo (Middlebury College) and Michelle Ramos Pellicia (California State University - San Marcos) talked to Professor Armstrong's Caribbean Spanishes and Creoles class on Thursday. They discussed phonological phenomena in Puerto Rican Spanish spoken in the U.S. Midwest, as well as Puerto Rico. Dr. Rohena-Madrazo made the trip from Vermont, while Dr. Ramos Pellicia joined us virtually!

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THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES

THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Check our webpage: http://www.umass.edu/spanport/

Questions? Email:


- Luiz Amaral, Program Director, amaral@umass.edu
- Albert Lloret, Graduate Program Director, lloret@umass.edu
- Carole Cloutier, Language Program Director, cloutier@spanport.umass.edu
- Patricia Gubitosi, Undergraduate Program Director, gubitosi@spanport.umass.edu
- Meghan Armstrong-Abrami, Honors Program Director, armstrong@spanport.umass.edu
- Mary Olmo, Office Program Manager, dolmo@admin.umass.edu

- Mary Maynard, Undergraduate Program Administrator, maynard@umass.edu


We are located in 416 Herter Hall,

161 Presidents Drive,

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003.

Phone: (413) 545-2887 Fax: (413) 545-3178

 

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http://www.umass.edu/spanport/donate/index.html

Any amount will have an impact on the future of our program!! Whatever you can afford, we greatly appreciate your generosity!

To know more about our academic programs, please visit:

http://www.umass.edu/spanport/academics-spanport

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Café Lusófono

Café Lusófono | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Join us and practice your Spanish at the 4th floor lounge of Herter while drinking coffee and eating some cookies!
 
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Fall 2017 Catalan Cafè

Fall 2017 Catalan Cafè | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Please come and join us every Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 pm to practice your Catalan at Herter 4th floor lounge plus have some free coffee!!!
 
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UMass Ph.D. student Gina Malagold: Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Granada, Spain 

UMass Ph.D. student Gina Malagold: Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Granada, Spain  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our Ph.D. student Gina Malagold is ready to start the 2017-2018 academic year at Universidad de Granada as Visiting Professor. Gina will teach courses on academic English writing and translation studies as part of the Graduate Exchange Program between the University of Massachusetts and the Universidad de Granada.
 
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Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Read her Short Story “Sor Juana” During the Book Day Celebration at Ramón Pérez de Ayala Library in Oviedo, Spain

Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Read her Short Story “Sor Juana” During the Book Day Celebration at Ramón Pérez de Ayala Library in Oviedo, Spain | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora read her short story entitled "Sor Juana” during the Book Day Celebration held on April 25, 2017 at The Asturias Library Ramón Pérez de Ayala, Spain. This short story was produced in a Creative Writing Workshop offered by the same library and organized by Professor Fernando Meléndez. “Sor Juana” will be published in the 2017 edition of “El Cid.”
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UMASS PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference

UMASS PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora presented her research paper entitled "Consciousness awareness in Abeng by Michelle Cliff” at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference: Performing the Urban: Embodiments, Inventories, Rhythms held on April 3-7, 2017 at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. This paper is part of Pilar's dissertation, which focuses on consciousness in "Abeng" by Michelle Cliff and "Balún Canan" by Rosario Castellanos.
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2017 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass Amherst 

2017 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass Amherst  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Two Days with Carla Subirana

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Two Days With Montse Armengou

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Spring 2017 CATALAN CAFÈ

Spring 2017 CATALAN CAFÈ | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Please come and join us every Tuesday from 12noon to 1pm to practice your Catalan at Herter 4th floor lounge plus have some free coffee!!!
 
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Spring 2017 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO

Spring 2017 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us and share a cup of coffee while practicing your Portuguese at the 4th floor lounge of Herter!
 
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Alba Arias Successfully Defended her Major Candidacy Paper  

Alba Arias Successfully Defended her Major Candidacy Paper   | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Alba Arias successfully defended her major candidacy paper entitled "A Sociophonetic Study of Trill Variation in the Spanish spoken by Puerto Ricans in Western Massachusetts and Puerto Rico" on Thursday, December 15th, 2016. She is now a PhD Candidate of Hispanic Linguistics.
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First Session of the Fall 2016 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO

First Session of the Fall 2016 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us and share a cup of coffee while practicing your Portuguese at the 4th floor lounge of Herter!
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Enjoy Live Brazilian Music in the First Café Lusófono Fall 2017 

Enjoy Live Brazilian Music in the First Café Lusófono Fall 2017  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us at our First Café Lusófono this Fall. Enjoy Live Brazilian music with coffee and snacks! Friday, September 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 in Herter, 301.
 
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Café Olé Fall 2017

Café Olé Fall 2017 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us and share a cup of coffee while practicing your Spanish every week at the 4th-floor lounge of Herter!
 
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This Fall 2017 get started with… CATALAN!!!

This Fall 2017 get started with… CATALAN!!! | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Spanish and Portuguese Unit is offering Elementary Catalan I (CAT 110 – 3 cr.) and Intensive Intermediate Catalan (CAT 246 – 6 cr.) during Fall 2017. For more information contact Guillem Molla: gmolla@spanport.umass.edu
 
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Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Claudia Páez presents at the XX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas 

Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Claudia Páez presents at the XX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Ph.D. student Claudia Páez presented her study entitled "La naturaleza en Llanura, soledad y viento: una visión ecológica", at the XX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas: Colombias Globales held from August 3-5 at the University of San Diego, California. The main aim of her paper was to inquire into the different images of the nature presented in Manuel González Martínez’ novel: “Llanura, soledad y viento”.
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PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH

PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora presented her work entitled "De la construcción de la conciencia y los juegos con los límites formales en 'Abeng' de Michelle Cliff y 'Balún Canán' de Rosario Castellanos” at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH: transbordos literarios held on April 18-21, 2017 at Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. This paper is part of Pilar's current research on consciousness in "Abeng" by Michelle Cliff and "Balún Canan" by Rosario Castellanos.
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UMass Representation at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference 

UMass Representation at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Professor Kristie Soares, and PhD Students Aida Roldán García and Carla Suárez Vega presented at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on April 13-15, 2017. Professor Soares and Aida Roldán presented their work in the panel "On the Colorline: The Clashing Racial Paradigms of Latinidad". Carla Suárez presented her paper “A Weapon of My Own”: questioning culture, gender, and sexuality through graphic narrative in Cristy C. Road’s Spit and Passion”.
 
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Hispanic Linguistics PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages 

Hispanic Linguistics PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley presented her study entitled “Subject Pronouns in the Spanish Spoken in Massachusetts” at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages held from April 6-8, 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
 
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Professional Development Workshop

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The Spanish and Portuguese Unit Graduate Student Organization (SPUGSO) held a Professional Development Workshop on March 10, 2017. The invited speakers were Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley, Christina Beaubien, Alba Arias Alvarez, Odalis Hidalgo, Covadonga Sanchez, and Fiona Dixon. A number of graduate students took part in the workshop.
 
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1st Erotic Micro-Fiction and Poetry Contest "Nit de Sant
Jordi"  

1st Erotic Micro-Fiction and Poetry Contest "Nit de Sant <br/>Jordi"   | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Below is the general information about the contest.

Main topic: Erotic Fiction
Form: prose and poetry.
Maximum length: 300 words
Works accepted in English, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese
Deadline: 1st of April, 2017

Prize: $40 gift card (Amherst Books or Barnes and Noble) and the publication of the winner's text in the cultural journal Pravalia Culturala

Facebook page of the contest: https://www.facebook.com/1st-Erotic-Micro-Fiction-and-Poetry-Contest-Nit-de-Sant-Jordi-1840490209540542/
 
 
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9th Catalan Film Festival at UMass: Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness 

9th Catalan Film Festival at UMass: Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The 9th edition of the Catalan Film Festival at UMass is devoted to Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness. Directors Montse Armengou and Carla Subirana will be presenting their films.

Program:
March 21: "Pòlio, crònica d'una negligència" by Montse Armengou. Director will be present. Room ILC S350
March 28: "Truman" by Cesc Gay. Room ILC S404
April 4: "Nedar" by Carla Subirana. Director will be present. Room ILC S350
April 11: "Elegy" by Isabel Coixet. Room ILC S404
April 18: "La vida empieza hoy" by Laura Mañá. Room ILC S404

Original versions with English subtitles. Some of the movies are rated R.
Pizza and soda will be served for everyone attending.
Related to the courses "Catalan Cinema," "Catalan Culture," and "Aging Studies and Cinema" and only for academic purposes.
 
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Spring 2017 CAFÉ OLÉ

Spring 2017 CAFÉ OLÉ | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Margara Russotto keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Poetas Hispanoamericanas at the University of Granada

Margara Russotto keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Poetas Hispanoamericanas at the University of Granada | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Professor Margara Russotto was an invited scholar at the European Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) at the University of Granada in where she gave a lecture on "Distortion, censorship, and self-censorship in the journal of female authorship". She also was the keynote speaker for the closing of the "International Symposium Poetas hispanoamericanas: Identidades, Feminismos, Poéticas (19th-21st Century)".
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First Session of Fall 2016 Café Olé

First Session of Fall 2016 Café Olé | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The first session of the Fall 2016 Café Olé series started today, September 21. Alba Arias led the session accompanied by Isaura, Claudia, Rafael, Jaír, Camila, Wilmar, and Isaac. Come to the next session next week and have some coffee while practicing your Spanish!
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